Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation

Click the link for

a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
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Sewing 101:

Easy Pillowcase Making

Wednesday, February 28

6:00pm ~ 8:00pm

Space is limited. Call or come in to register.


Join us for this fun program to learn the basics of sewing and pillowcase making with instructor Jennie Valick-Kopacz!

Bring your own fabric; size requirements available at registration.

Eckley Miner’s Village Presents:

The Traveling Trunk

Wednesday, March 7 ~ 3:00pm

Call or come in to register.


Join us to learn about the lifestyles of a 19 Century coal mining village!

A costumed interpreter will give a presentation which will include a description of village life and access to various artifacts and replicas from Eckley Miner’s Village. This is an excellent way to learn about the history of Pennsylvania’s coal region!

Tax Forms


Sorry, we will NOT have tax forms this year!

Forms will be available at Senator Baker's office in the Dallas Shopping Center. Please call first for availability, 570-675-3931.

Yoga Class
Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
February 5 ~ March 12
Class size is limited.

The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning February 5. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Graphic Novels Added to

Our Fiction Collection!


For a blast of dynamic storytelling that may just knock your socks off, try the new Graphic Novel section. Comic books have been called the only purely American art form. Their blend of word and art are no longer just flimsy magazines from the corner drug store. They have also been collected into book form and have inspired a string of blockbuster movies, with no end in sight.

The library’s collection includes reprints from the earliest days of the modern era in the 1960s to today’s much talked-about series. In recent years, famous creators such as director Joss Whedon and novelist/essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates have lent their talents to writing comics. Major magazines now routinely review graphic novels.


If you’re familiar with comic book characters only form the movies, stop in and get a taste of the real thing. There is a limit of 3 books per person.

Book Club


The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.


Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

Events and Fundraisers
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Mandalas by Ariell Stewart of Ariell.Roe Designs


Ariell Stewart, of Mountaintop, will be displaying her artwork this February.


Stewart, a professional artist of three and a half years, says she has been creating art her whole life. She worked at a yoga studio where she was first introduced to mandalas. From there she began to paint them as a meditation outlet and stress reliever. Ariell states that mandalas are very energetic to her and meditative either by painting, drawing or just focusing on them while seated in a quiet environment.

If you are interested in Ariell’s mandala artwork, she sells her pieces on Etsy and her website She also sells at local arts and crafts shows. In addition to the web, Balance Yoga in Forty-Fort carries her pieces throughout their space. The space is generally open 9-3 Monday through Friday and during class time. Ariell offers paint nights all throughout NEPA and also offers private paint parties at people’s homes, which can be scheduled by emailing her at mail to: She has been expanding her artwork into different styles for 2018 and is excited where the future is going to take her creatively.
Display Case

Barbara Wagner, of Bear Creek, will be showcasing her salt and pepper set collection this February.


Barbara has been collecting salt and pepper sets for over 15 years and says her interest in collecting them stemmed from her love of antiques. She purchased her first set at an antique co-op in Lewisburg PA. Of her favorite set, Barbara says “It is difficult to pick a favorite; I tend to prefer the unusual or unique sets over the normal looking ones.” Over the years her collection has grown to more than 300 shaker sets ranging from maracas and umbrella stands to a variety of animals, and everything in-between. She says that collecting salt and pepper shakers is an inexpensive way to get into the collecting world. They can be found anywhere from yard sales to antique and gift shops.

When she would have friends or relatives over for dinner, Barbara says she would make sure to place a unique salt and pepper set by each table setting for her guests. “I always tried to match the set to the person’s hobby or interest. It made for fun conversation.”
Continuing Programs



Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!


BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers which includes reviews, previews, “read-alike” suggestions, “beyond the book” articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.


It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.


Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thursdays ~ 11:00am -12:00pm

and 1:30pm -2:30pm


The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by calling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patrons is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events